Rumours have been running rampant since the beginning of the week, Jon Moxley was dealing with some kind of elbow injury, which could have been an infection from his recent New Japan Pro Wrestling dates in Japan. The rumours were true. 

Jon Moxley took to Twitter today to announce that he will not be able to compete at AEW’s All Out pay-per-view due to a serious case of MRSA (staph infection) in his elbow. Moxley was scheduled to face Kenny Omega at the pay-per-view. He will have surgery next week to make sure he will appear and wrestle on AEW on TNT Episode 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Moxley already faced the same kind of issue following the torn triceps injury he suffered in late 2017 while in WWE, when he was wrestling as Dean Ambrose. The injury kept him out of action for eight months, and he didn’t come back until August 2018. He later explained he suffered a near-fatal staph infection while recovering from the injury.

AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes confirmed that a replacement will be announced soon and the news broke very fast as PAC will make his AEW debut at All Out, replacing Moxley against Kenny Omega. In January 2019, PAC was one of the first signees to All Elite Wrestling. At AEW’s inaugural rally in Jacksonville, Pac interrupted Adam Page, setting up a feud between the two wrestlers. At AEW’s second rally in Las Vegas, a match between Page and Pac was officially announced for Double or Nothing. However, in late May the match was cancelled due to “creative differences”.

They wrestled a match at Wrestle Gate Pro about a week before Double or Nothing. In a surprise appearance, Page answered an open challenge by Pac. After the match, which ended in Page winning by disqualification, Pac attacked Page’s knee and said that his goal all along was to injure Page and with that done, he had no reason to show up at Double or Nothing. This was done to write the match off the card.

He was set to team with Lucha Brothers to face The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega at June’s AEW Fyter Fest, however, when the tickets were released on May 29, he was removed from the lineup.

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